Bastian Reinert studied German and North American Literature as well as History at the FU Berlin, the University College London and the Washington Univ. in St. Louis, where he received his M.A.. Before joining the Department of Germanic Studies, he taught tutorials on the epistolary novel, Büchner, Bachmann, and Celan at the FU. His research interests include Jewish-German literature, postwar German poetry, Frankfurt School, as well as theories and narratives of death. He is currently working on a dissertation on the posthumous voice in the theatre of Beckett and Jelinek. Forthcoming in the fall is a monograph on intertextuality as testimony in Paul Celan’s “Engführung” (with Königshausen & Neumann). Most recent publications are on Droste-Hülshoff, Jelinek, Celan, and E.T.A. Hoffmann.